People who haven't dealt with law enforcement or the New Mexico criminal justice system might not fully know their rights. For example, when the police stop someone, the officers must respect a suspect's rights to make a lawful arrest. Persons concerned about police...
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Month: June 2021
Independent Monitor report criticizes APD reform efforts
The court-appointed Independent Monitor tasked with assessing the reforms being implemented by the Albuquerque Police Department said in a report released on May 3 that officers still routinely use unnecessary force and often escape punishment. The Independent Monitor...
How experts can sometimes hurt a criminal case
Forensic evidence, including fingerprints and ballistics analysis, is prominently used in many criminal prosecutions in New Mexico and around the country. While fingerprint and ballistics analysts are commonly allowed to testify as experts in criminal cases with few...